Priests Named in Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Settlements

It is estimated that over $3 billion has been paid by the Catholic Church to victims of clergy sex abuse. While no amount of money can fully compensate these survivors from all the damage done, the Catholic Church needs to be held accountable. While imperfect, that accountability in most cases is demonstrated by financial payments. In other instances, it may also include disclosures of church documents, including priests’ personnel files, and in some cases, criminal prosecution of the sexual abuser and those who covered it up.

Below is a list of priests named by the Catholic Church in settlement agreements with sexual abuse survivors and/or listed as ‘accused’ in documents as part of a settlement or bankruptcy agreement. The names are listed alphabetically by last name, but you can use the quick links below. Note this is not a complete list and more clergy named in sexual abuse settlements are added the site on a weekly basis.

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Astruc, Rev. Rene

Rev. Rene Astruc was a native of France and spent his career as a Jesuit priest in Alaska. The Fairbanks Diocese bankruptcy reorganization documents list him as having had more than one person assert a complaint of abuse against him. A 2018 report by Jesuits West states that Astruc was accused of sexual abuse of a minor with offenses occurring in the 1960’s, 1975, and between 1982-1985. Astruc Died in 2002.

Astruc’s assignments include:

  • Alma College, Los Gatos, California & France
  • St. Michael’s, St. Michael’s, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Stebbins, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Hamilton, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Chaneliak, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Kotlik, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Bill Moore’s Slough, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Pimute, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Flat, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Shageluk, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Railroad City, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Holikachuk, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s, Pilot Station, Alaska
  • Chancery, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Jesuit House, Anchorage, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Kotlik, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Emmonak, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence, Mountain Village, Alaska
  • Mary Conrad Center Rest Home, Anchorage, Alaska


Baker, Michael Stephen

Michael Baker has as many as 23 accusers come forward and assert claims against him for sexual abuse. Authorities have called him one of the Los Angeles archdiocese’s most prolific child molesters.
Unbelievably, after Baker admitted he had sexually abused children, he was sent to treatment and then allowed to return to ministry. He continued to molest children after his return to the church. He was removed from ministry in 2000. He was named as an abuser in a $60 million settlement paid by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California in December of 2006 which settled cases brought by 45 victims. Baker was one of five priests identified by the archdiocese as responsible for child molestation. Finally, in 2007 he was sentenced to over 10 years in prison. After being released early in 2011, he continued to violate parole.

Baker’s assignments include:

  • St. Joan of Arc, Los Angeles, California
  • St. Paul of the Cross, La Mirada, California
  • St. Hilary’s, Pico Rivera, California
  • Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana
  • St. Catherine of Laboure, Torrance, California
  • Servants of the Paraclete, Jemez Springs, New Mexico
  • St. Elizabeth’s, Van Nuys, California
  • St. Linus, Norwalk, California
  • St. Gerard Majella, Los Angeles, California
  • St. Mary’s, Palmdale, California
  • St. Lucy’s, Long Beach, California
  • Sacred Heart, Lincoln Heights, California
  • St. Columbkille, Los Angeles, California
  • Office of the Vicar for Clergy, Los Angeles, California
  • St. Camillus De Lellis Center for Pastoral Care, L.A. County, California
  • University of Southern California Hospital, Los Angeles, California

Ball, Rev. Edward Lawrence

Rev. Edward L. Ball is in the Sex Offender Registry and on the San Bernardino Diocese list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. In 1992 he was sentenced to nine months in jail after pleading guilty to one count of abuse of a minor. In 2001 he pleaded no contest to thirty-one counts of sexually abusing two boys from 1979-1986 and was sentenced to three years in prison. He was later released before serving his full sentence due to the Supreme Court overruling the law which allowed for criminal prosecution of older sexual abuse offenses. A settlement of $4.2 million was reached between the Diocese of San Bernardino in California and the two boys.

Baker’s assignments include:

  • St. John the Baptist, Haycock Run, Pennsylvania
  • St. Joseph’s, Marienstein, Pennsylvania
  • St. Lawrence, Riegelsville, Pennsylvania
  • Sacred Heart Novitiate, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Sacred Heart Seminary, Center Valley, Pennsylvania
  • MSC Center, Shelby, Pennsylvania
  • Our Lady of the Assumption, San Bernardino, California
  • Bishop’s Council, San Bernardino, California
  • Straling Institution, San Bernardino, California
  • Our Lady of Fatima, San Bernardino, California
  • Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Community, Aurora, Illinois

Barmasse, Rev. Kevin P.

Rev. Kevin Barmasse was removed from priesthood in 2006. His accusers were included in the 2007 Roman Catholic Diocese of Los Angeles, California settlement which paid $660 million to over 500 sexual abuse victims. That same year, a criminal investigation was opened against Barmasse in Arizona where five victims claimed to be abused by him. His current whereabouts and whether he has access to children is currently unknown.

Barmasse’s assignments include:

  • St. Pancratius Catholic Church, Lakewood, Arizona
  • St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Sierra Vista, Arizona
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Tucson, Arizona
  • Blessed Sacrament Parish, Mammoth, California

Bartles, Charles Arnold

Charles Arnold Bartles is listed by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province as having multiple allegations of abuse against him. The alleged abuse was said to occur in the 1970s or 1980s. He was also listed as having a claim against him in the bankruptcy reorganization documents for the Fairbanks Dioceses in Alaska in 2010. Bartles was removed from ministry prior to his death in 1993.

Bartles assignments include:

  • St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s, Kansas
  • Jesuit High School, Tampa, Florida
  • Campion College, Jamaica
  • Ignatius Retreat House, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Marist School, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Our Lady of the Snows, Nulato, Alaska
  • Our Lady of the Snows, Koyukuk, Alaska
  • Our Lady of the Snows, Huslia, Alaska
  • St. John Berchman, Galena, Alaska
  • St. Patrick, Koyukuk, Alaska
  • St. Francis Regis, Galena, Alaska
  • Monroe High School, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Bethel, Alaska
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary, Marshall, Alaska
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe, Russian Mission, Alaska
  • St. Ann’s, New Orleans, Louisiana

Bass, Francis E.

Rev. Francis Bass was not only accused of abusing many boys, but also sharing them with other predator priests. His abuse of boys started in the late 1950s and continued from there. In 2012 a report from the diocese stated that Bass had been accused of abusing 18 boys during his time as a priest. In 2003, the Diocese of Davenport reached a settlement agreement of $9 million to settle 37 claims of sexual abuse. Bass was named in the settlement as one of the 11 priests accused of sexually abusing boys. Bass died in 2014.

Bass’ assignments include:

  • St. Mary’s, Clinton, Iowa
  • St. Joseph’s, Davenport, Iowa
  • Office of Vocations, Davenport, Iowa
  • Personnel Board, Davenport, Iowa
  • Ottumwa Heights College, Ottumwa, Iowa
  • St. Mary’s, Eddyville, Iowa
  • St. Joseph’s, East Pleasant Plain, Iowa
  • Immaculate Conception, Polishville, Iowa
  • Sacred Heart, Newton, Iowa
  • Grinnell Deanery, Davenport, Iowa
  • St. Patrick’s, Iowa City, Iowa
  • St. Patrick’s, Delmar, Iowa
  • St. Anne’s, Welton, Iowa
  • Retired, Iowa City, Iowa
  • St. Vincent Center, Davenport, Iowa

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Benish, Robert

Robert Benish was a Jesuit Brother who spent over 40 years in Alaska. Bankruptcy documents for the Fairbanks Diocese in Alaska show Benish had two or more pending claims against him. After retiring to Washington state in 1989, Benish lived in a Jesuit residence at Gonzaga University. He died in 1991.

Benish’s assignments include:

  • Jesuit Novitiate, Sheridan, Oregon
  • St. Mary’s Mission (Old St. Mary’s), Akulurak, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s Mission (New St. Mary’s), St. Mary’s, Alaska
  • Sabbatical in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Jesuit Residence, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Jesuit House at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

Blanco, Mario

Mario Blanco, originally from Costa Rica, was either ordered out of, or left the Sacramento Diocese in 1973 after allegations of sexual abuse. By 2004, there were at least 17 men who alleged sexual abuse at the hands of Blanco. Many of those victims settled with the Diocese before trial. Blanco’s name was included on the Archdiocese of Seattle’s list of clergy with “established, admitted, or credible allegations” against them of sexual abuse of a minor. He was also named as an abuser by the Diocese of Sacramento in California for a $35 million settlement paid to 33 victims of priest molestation.

Blanco’s assignments include:

  • Cathedral of Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento, California
  • Traditional Latin Church, Tacoma, Washington

Boyle, Edmund

Boyle was convicted in 1987 in Reno, Nevada of lewdness with a child. He is accused of molesting at least nine girls and boys in Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Some of those claims have settled for over $1.4 million total. Boyle died in 1995.

Edmund Boyle’s assignments include:

  • St. James Cathedral, Seattle, Washington
  • Mt. St. Vincent, Seattle, Washington

Boyle, Edward

Rev. Boyle was accused of sexual touching and fondling of a female under the age of 18. The alleged abuse occurred in 1967 and was reported to the Diocese of Sacramento in California in 2002. Boyle died in 1998.

Edward Boyle’s assignments include:

  • Mercy Hospital, Sacramento, California
  • St. Patrick, Placerville, California
  • St. Joseph, Clarksburg, California
  • St. Joseph, Auburn, California
  • Holy Rosary, Woodland, California
  • St. Thomas More, Paradise, California

Brady, Vincent

Vincent Brady, originally from Ireland, was restricted from ministry in 2002 and retired without faculties in 2004. He was accused of allegedly molesting and sexually abusing girls under the age of 18 from 1971-1979. A woman who filed a lawsuit against Brady in 2000 settled her claim for $350,000. In addition, Brady was named as one of the many abusers named in a settlement reached with the Diocese of Sacramento in California in June of 2005. The settlement totaled $35,000,000.

Vincent’s assignments include:

  • Sacred Heart, Gridley, California
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Sacramento, California
  • St. Vincent Ferrer, Vallejo, California
  • Holy Spirit, Sacramento, California
  • Sacred Heart, Red Bluff, California
  • Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento, California
  • St. Joseph, Lincoln, California


Carley, Edward B.

Rev. Edward Carley was accused of abusing boys in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington in Delaware settled with a number of survivors in 2009 for $1.5 million total. Several other lawsuits have been filed naming Carley as the abuser. Carley died in 1998.

Carley’s assignments include:

  • St. Mary Refuge of Sinners, Cambridge, Maryland
  • St. Ann, Wilmington, Delaware
  • St. Paul, Wilmington, Delaware
  • St. Peter’s Cathedral, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Church of the Good Shepherd, Perryville, Maryland
  • St. Peter’s Cathedral, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Our Mother of Sorrows, Centreville, Maryland
  • St. Dennis, Galena, Maryland

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Carman, Albert L.

Rev. Albert Carman was accused of abusing a boy in Dubuque in 1954. This claim was included in a $5 million settlement with the Archdiocese of Dubuque in Iowa in 2006. Carman was also accused of sexual abuse of multiple boys in 1965-66. These claims were settled as part of a $4.7 million 2008 settlement with the Archdiocese involving nine priests in total.

Carman’s assignments include:

  • St. Patrick, Dubuque, Iowa
  • Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
  • Mary of the Angels, Dubuque, Iowa
  • Sacred Heart, Manly, Iowa
  • St. Mary, Dubuque, Iowa
  • St. Michael, Garber, Iowa
  • Sacred Heart, Littleport, Iowa
  • Sacred Heart, Monticello, Iowa
  • Immaculate Conception, Sand Springs, Iowa
  • Immaculate Conception, Clutier, Iowa
  • St. Wenceslaus, Carroll, Iowa

Cimmarrusti, Mario

Rev. Mario Cimmarrusti appears to have been a prolific abuser of boys ages 13-18. A large number of his victims were students at St. Anthony’s Minor Seminary in Santa Barbara, California, many of them freshman. Accusers allege he used embarrassment, humiliation, and threats to keep complaints of his sexual abuse of them quiet. After accusations began to emerge against Cimmarrusti in 1993 he was pulled from the ministry. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, along with the Franciscan Friars of California, collectively paid $28,000,000 to 25 victims; over half of which involved claims against Cimmarrusti.

Cimmarrusti’s assignments include:

  • Immaculate Conception (St. Mary’s), Phoenix, Arizona
  • St. Francis Minor Seminary, Troutdale, Oregon
  • St. Anthony’s Minor Seminary, Santa Barbara, California
  • Mexican Missions, Mexico
  • St. Mary of the Assumption, Stockton, California
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe, Delano, California

Convert, Rev. Jules

Rev. Jules Convert, a native of France, was accused of molesting boys ages 6 to 15 over the 40 years he spent living and working in small Alaskan villages. Allegations that he was abusing altar boys came to light in 2003. Many of the accusers had similar stories of abuse where Convert would invite a boy to sleep over with him at his residence and then sexually abuse them when they fell asleep. Convert returned to France in 1980 due to ill health where he reportedly worked in a small parish in the French Alps. In 2010 as part of a bankruptcy plan, the Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks in Alaska paid $9,800,000 to nearly 300 victims and was ordered to post on its website the list of all suspected abusers. Rev. Jules Covert was placed on this list.

Convert’s assignments include:

  • Alma College, Alma, California
  • Manressa Hall, Port Townsend, Washington
  • St. Francis Xavier Mission, Kotzebue, Alaska
  • St. Theresa of the Child Jesus (Napareyaramiut), Hooper Bay, Alaska
  • Sacred Heart, Chevak, Alaska
  • Sacred Heart, Kashunak, Alaska
  • Sacred Heart, Keyaluvik, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, St. Michael, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Stebbins, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Hamilton, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Cahneliak, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Kotlik, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Pimute, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Flat, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Shageluk, Ak
  • Holy Cross Mission, Railroad City, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Holikachuk, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Kaltag, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Unalakleet, Alaska
  • Social Action, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Superior Regular, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Apostleship of Prayer, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • St. Ann’s, Teller, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Kaltag, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s, St. Mary, Alaska
  • Church of the Nativity, St. Mary, Alaska

Corrigal, Robert F.

Rev. Robert Corrigal was a native Alaskan who entered the Jesuit order as a seminarian in 1946. He worked in remote Eskimo villages in the Fairbanks Diocese. In the Fairbanks Diocese’ bankruptcy documents, there is one pending claim for sexual abuse against him. Corrigal died in 1988. In 2010 as part of a bankruptcy plan, the Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks in Alaska paid $9,800,000 to nearly 300 victims and was ordered to post on its website the list of all suspected abusers. Rev. Robert Corrigal was placed on this list.

Corrigal’s assignments include:

  • St. Mary’s Mission, St. Mary, Alaska
  • Pilot Station Mission, Pilot Station, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Mountain Village, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Fortuna Ledge, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Bethel, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Akiak, Alaska
  • St. Theresa’s, Aniak, Alaska
  • St. Theresa’s, Kalskag, Alaska
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
  • Immaculate Conception, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Anchorage, Alaska

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Dober, Edward J.

Father Edward J. Dober was accused in 2002 of improperly hugging a boy back in 1991. Even though he denied any inappropriate conduct, and a review board from the archdiocese deemed the accusation unfounded, the accuser reached a settlement with the archdiocese in 2006. The settlement was grouped with 44 other victims. The archdiocese of Los Angeles, California paid $60,000,000 to settle those claims.

Dober’s assignments include:

  • St. Joseph Catholic Church, Carpinteria, California
  • St. Hilary Catholic Church, Pico Rivera, California
  • Seminary of Our Lady Queen of Angels, San Fernando, California
  • San Buenaventura Mission Catholic Church, Ventura, California
  • St. Columbkille Catholic Church, Los Angeles, California
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Paramount, California

Donohue, Norman E.

Rev. Norman Donohue, a priest of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, spent over 40 years in Alaska. During that time, he is accused of sexually abusing boys as young as 5 years old in the 1960s and 1970s. There are multiple claims pending against him for sexual abuse in the bankruptcy documents for the Fairbanks Diocese. In 2010 as part of a bankruptcy plan, the Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks in Alaska paid $9,800,000 to nearly 300 victims and was ordered to post on its website the list of all suspected abusers. Norman Donohue was placed on this list.

Donohue’s assignments include:

  • Alma College, Alma, California
  • Manressa Hall, Port Townsend, Washington
  • Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Anvik, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Banezila, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Sleitmute, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Napamute, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Thuluksak, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Akiak, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Bethel, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s, Akulurak, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s, Alaranak, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s, Panreuvik, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s, Kwiguk, Alaska
  • Chapel of St. Raphael and Mission Day School, Black River, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Bethel, Alaska
  • Church of the Little Flower, Aniak, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Kalstag, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Bethel, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, McGrath, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Aniak, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Kalskag, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Nyac, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, McGrath, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Hooper Bay, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary, Dillingham, Alaska
  • Copper Valley School, Glennallen, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Kaltag, Alaska
  • Our Lady of the Snows, Nulato, Alaska
  • Our Lady of the Snows, Koyukuk, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Tununak, Alaska
  • St. Catherine’s, Chefornak, Alaska


Endal, George S.

Rev. George Endal had 25 claims of child sexual abuse against him in a 2011 settlement. In that settlement, he was also named one of the Jesuits’ top ten worst alleged offenders. His victims included boys and girls. Endal was also a supervisor of two other Jesuits accused of sexually abusing children. However, he took no action when he received complaints of sexual abuse against them. Endal also reportedly told one of his victims that she would go to hell if she told anyone about the abuse. There are also multiple claims of sexual abuse still pending against Endal in the bankruptcy documents for the Fairbanks Diocese. In 2010 as part of a bankruptcy plan, the Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks Alaska paid $9,800,000 to nearly 300 victims and was ordered to post on its website the list of all suspected abusers. Rev. George Endal was placed on this list.

Endal’s assignments include:

  • Bellarmine High School, Tacoma, Washington
  • Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Anvik, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Banezila, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Sleitmute, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Napamute, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Thuluksak, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Akiak, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Bethel, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Mountain Village, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Chukartulik, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Annok, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Pitka’s Point, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Fish Village, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Pilot Station, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Tukchuk, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Marshall, Alaska
  • St. Ignatius, Alakanuk, Alaska
  • St. Ignatius, Fish Village, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary Mission, Dillingham, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary Mission, Clark’s Point, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary Mission, Naknek, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary Mission, King Salmon, Alaska
  • Our Lady of the Snows, Nulato, Alaska
  • Our Lady of the Snows, Koyukuk, Alaska
  • Our Lady of the Snows, Huslia, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Hooper Bay, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Scammon Bay, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, St. Michael, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Stebbins, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Unakaleet, Alaska
  • Church of the Holy Angels, Unakaleet, Alaska
  • Retired – Pioneer Home of Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska

Eordogh, Andrew M.

Rev. Andrew Eordogh, a native of Hungary, worked in Alaska in the mid-1960s and early 1970s. In 2006 he was accused of sexually abusing a boy while he was between the ages of 4 and 7 years old. Some claims against Eordogh were included in a 2007 settlement with the Jesuits. Other pending claims of sexual abuse by Eordogh are shown in the bankruptcy documents for the Fairbanks Diocese. In 2010 as part of a bankruptcy plan, the Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks Alaska paid $9,800,000 to nearly 300 victims and was ordered to post on its website the list of all suspected abusers. Andrew Eordogh was placed on this list. As of 2019, Eordogh was thought to be living in Canada.

Eordogh’s assignments include:

  • Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Anvik, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Flat, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Grayling, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Holikachuck, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Shageluk, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Aniak, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Kalskag, Alaska

Fallert, Francis J.

Rev. Francis Fallert was accused of sexual abuse by a girl back in the late 1950s. According to bankruptcy documents for the Fairbanks Diocese there may be two or more claims pending against him as well. He spent his entire career in Alaska. In 2010 as part of a bankruptcy plan, the Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks in Alaska paid $9,800,000 to nearly 300 victims and was ordered to post on its website the list of all suspected abusers. Rev. Francis Fallert was placed on this list.

Fallert’s assignments include:

  • Alma College, Alma, California
  • Manressa Hall, Port Townsend, Washington
  • St. Michael’s, St. Michael’s, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Stebbins, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Unalakleet, Alaska
  • Copper Valley School, Glenallen, Alaska
  • Holy Family, Glenallen, Alaska
  • Holy Family, Tok Junction, Alaska
  • Holy Family, Northway, Alaska
  • Holy Family, Delta Junction, Alaska
  • Holy Family, Gulcana, Alaska
  • Holy Family, Chitina, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Tununak, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Toksook, Alaska
  • St. Catherine’s, Chefornak, Alaska
  • St. Catherine’s, Toksook Bay, Alaska
  • St. Catherine’s, Newtok, Alaska
  • St. Catherine’s, Nighmut, Alaska
  • St. Catherine’s, Umkrumute, Alaska
  • Sacred Heart, Chefornak, Alaska
  • Alaska Jesuit Superior’s Residence, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Mountain Village, Alaska
  • St. Charles Spinola, Pilot Station, Alaska
  • Holy Family, Newtok, Alaska
  • House of Prayer, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Tunanak, Alaska
  • St. Peter the Fisherman, Toksook Bay, Alaska
  • St. Peter the Fisherman, Umkumute, Alaska
  • Holy Family, Newtok, Alaska

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Fox, Francis

Brother Francis Fox had one claim of sexual abuse filed against him according to the Diocese of Fairbanks in Alaska. Fox died in 1994. As part of a settlement and bankruptcy approval, the Diocese was required to post Fox’s name on their website as a suspected abuser.

Fox’s assignments include:

  • St, Mary’s Church, Akulurak, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross, Alaska
  • Our Lady of the Snows Church, Nulato, Alaska
  • Monroe High School, Fairbanks, Alaska

Fox, John P.

Rev. John Fox worked in Alaska for fifty years. The Jesuits West Province list notes claims of sexual abuse against him in 1951-1955, 1956-1959, and 1963. Fox died in 1983. In 2010 as part of a bankruptcy plan, the Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks Alaska paid $9,800,000 to nearly 300 victims and was ordered to post on its website the list of all suspected abusers. Rev. John Fox was placed on this list.

Fox’s assignments include:

  • St. Mary’s, Apulurak, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s, Alaranak, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s, Panreuvik, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s, Naparearamute, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s, Kasunok, Alaska
  • Sacred Heart, Kashunak, Alaska
  • Manresa Hall, Port Townsend, Alaska
  • St. Theresa of the Child Jesus (Napareyaramiut), Hooper Bay, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Mountain Village, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Pitka’s Point, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Pilot Station, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Chukartulik, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Tukchuk, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Marshal, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Pimute, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Flat, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Shageluk, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Railroad City, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Holikachuk
  • St. Mary’s Mission, St. Mary’s, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Mountain Village, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Fortuna Ledge, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Pilot Station, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Pitkas Point, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence’s, Russian Mission, Alaska
  • Jesuit Fathers, Anchorage, Alaska
  • St. Michael Ecumenical Center, Spokane, Washington
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

Freitas, Robert E.

Rev. Robert Freitas was accused of sexual abuse by several victims. He was placed on “restricted ministry” and sent to treatment in 1985 after two boys accused him of sexual abuse. In 2002, a man notified the Oakland Diocese in California that he had been molested by Freitas back in 1979. The Diocese notified the police who set up a meeting with the victim where Freitas admitted the abuse on tape. Freitas pled guilty and was sentenced to six months in jail and five years’ probation. Police believe there were other Freitas victims from the 1979 timeframe. In November 2003, he also agreed to pay $16 million to one of his victims. Whether or not he was able to pay that money is unknown. Freitas died in 2011.

Freitas’s assignments include:

  • All Saints, Hayward, California
  • St. Felicitas, San Leandro, California
  • St. Edward’s, Newark, California
  • Santa Paula, Fremont, California
  • Our Lady of the Rosary, Union City, California
  • St. Catherine of Seina, Martinez, California
  • Good Shepherd, Pittsburg, California
  • St. Anthony, Oakley, California
  • St. Lawrence O’Toole, Oakland, California
  • St. Alphonsus Liguori, San Leandro, California
  • The AIDS Project, Oakland, California
  • Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse, Fremont, California


Garcia, Francisco Javier

Rev. Francisco Javier Garcia was removed from ministry in 1995 after reports of sexual abuse emerged. He fled to Mexico in 1995 after warrants were issued for his arrest and in 2007 the Pope dismissed him from priesthood. Almost two dozen males, a majority under 14 years of age during the time of the abuse, have reported being victims of sexual abuse by Garcia. He was named along with several other priests in a June 2005 settlement agreement where the Diocese of Sacramento in California agreed to settle 33 victims claims of sexual abuse for $35 million.

Garcia’s assignments include:

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sacramento, California
  • St. Joseph, Rio Vista, California
  • St. Therese, Isleton, California
  • St. Anthony, Walnut Grove, California
  • St. Pius X Seminary, Galt, California
  • Holy Rosary, Woodland, California
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Colusa, California
  • Sacred Heart, Williams, California

Gleeson, Patrick

Rev. Patrick Gleeson was accused in 2002 of molesting a boy “dozens and dozens of times” from 1968 to 1972 while he was at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Calistoga, California. According to a deposition, Gleeson “wined and dined” the boy inside the rectory of the parish before taking him to an upstairs bedroom. Gleeson’s victim was included in a 2005 settlement with other survivors for $7.3 million.

Gleeson’s assignments include:

  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Calistoga, California
  • St. Apollinaris, Napa, California
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Cotati, California

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Gluch, Robert A.

Rev. Robert Gluch died in 1993 and has multiple allegations of sexual abuse against him. He was sued at least twice in Arizona in 2003 and was also sued in California.

Gluch’s assignments include:

  • St. Gregory Parish, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Blessed Sacrament Parish, Miami, Arizona
  • St. Joseph Parish, Tucson, Arizona
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Clifton, Arizona
  • St. Andrew Parish, Sierra Vista, Arizona
  • St. Patrick Parish, Bisbee, Arizona
  • St. Odilia Parish, Tucson, Arizona

Greif, Harold J.

Rev. Harold Greif worked in Alaska for over thirty years. He is listed on the Jesuits West Province list which lists claims of sexual abuse against him for incidents of abuse from 1950-54, 1960, 1978, and 1981. Greif also worked with accused priests George Endal and James Poole. Bankruptcy documents for the Fairbanks Diocese in Alaska show multiple claims against Greif.

Greif’s assignments include:

  • Alma College, Alma, California
  • Manressa Hall, Port Townsend, Washington
  • U.S. Army
  • Bellarmine High School, Tacoma, Washington
  • Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Pimute, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Flate, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Shageluk, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Railroad City, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary, Dillingham, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary, Clark’s Point, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary, Naknek, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary, King Salmon, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary, Levelock, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary, Egegik, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary, Fort Randell, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary, Kanakanak, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary, Newhalen, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary, Nondalton, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary, Port Heiden, Alaska
  • Holy Rosary, Togiak, Alaska
  • Holy Family/Copper Valley School, Glennallen, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Nome, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, King Island Village, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Little Diocmede Island, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Telle, Alaska
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

Guillen, Juan

Rev. Juan Guillen was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2003 for child molestation and sexual conduct with a minor. He was convicted in Arizona after having spent 20 years there at Immaculate Conception Church in Yuma. Guillen was released from prison in 2011 but he failed to report to the probation office and has not been seen since. Guillen was also named in a $1.2 million settlement with the Monterey Diocese in California where a survivor claimed that Guillen would visit him there and sexually abuse him.

Guillen’s assignments include:

  • Immaculate Conception Church, Yuma, Arizona
  • Monterey Diocese, Salinas, California


Hargreaves, Henry G.

Rev. Henry Hargreaves was called a “serial child molester” in a 2009 lawsuit. He’s been accused of raping a boy as young as five or six years old. Abuse claims against him span over four decades from the late 1950s to early 1990s. As part of a bankruptcy settlement in January 2010, $9.8 million in total was paid to nearly 300 victims by the Diocese of Fairbanks Alaska. Hargreaves was listed in that settlement as being accused by multiple victims. Hargreaves died in 2013.

Hargreaves’ assignments include:

  • Alma College, Alma, California
  • Manresa Hall, Port Townsend, Washington
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Hooper Bay, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Scammon Bay, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Chevak, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Kashunak, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Keyaluvik, Alaska
  • Apostleship of Prayer, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Curia for Matrimonial Cases, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Hooper Bay, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Scammon Bay, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Chevak, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Kashunak, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Keyaluvik, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Scammon Bay, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Bethel, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Aniak, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Kalskag, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Nyac, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, McGrath, Alaska
  • Superior Regular and Pro-Vicar, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Bishop’s Council, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Commission for Liturgy, Sacred Music and Sacred Art, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, St. Michael, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Stebbins, Alaska
  • Our Lady of the Snows, Nulato, Alaska
  • Our Lady of the Snows, Koyukuk, Alaska
  • Jesuit Residence, Anchorage, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Kotlik, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Emmonak, Alaska
  • Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, California
  • St. Joseph’s, Kotlik, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Emmonak, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Bethel, Alaska
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bethel, Alaska
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary, Marshall, Alaska
  • Holy Family, Newtok, Alaska
  • Sacred Heart, Emmonak, Alaska
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Nightmute, Alaska
  • St. Peter the Fisherman, Toksook Bay, Alaska
  • St. Peter the Fisherman, Umkumute, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Tununak, Alaska
  • Bro. Joe Prince Jesuit Community, St. Mary’s, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Bethel, Alaska
  • Regis Jesuit Community, Spokane, Washington

Harrison, Arthur

Rev. Arthur Harrison is listed by the Diocese of San Jose as having “credible allegations of sexual abuse of children” against him and was permanently banned from ministry in 2002. Claims of sexual abuse against Harrison go back as far as 1961 and stem into the mid-1070’s. Criminal charges against him were dropped due to statute of limitations laws. Harrison was listed as one of the “priests responsible” in a June 2005 settlement for $21.2 million with the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California.

Harrison’s assignments include:

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Palo Alto, California
  • Our Lady of Loretto, Novato, California
  • St. Frances Cabrini, Cambrian Park, California
  • St. Raphael’s, San Rafael, California
  • San Quentin Prison, California (chaplain)
  • St. Elizabeth Church, Milpitas, California
  • Church of the Ascension, Saratoga, California
  • San Jose Serra Club, San Jose, California

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Henson, Jerome

Rev. Jerome Henson was seen in a “compromising position” with a 13-year-old boy in a cemetery in 1981 by a police sergeant driving by a cemetery. In a police report, the sergeant said Henson committed “lewd acts with a 13-year-old juvenile.” The boy and his family denied anything had happened so no criminal charges were pursued. Henson’s superior at the church had been concerned about Henson’s involvement with young boys and wanted to get him transferred out of the parish as soon as possible. In 2005, Henson was named in a $35 million settlement between the Diocese of Sacramento and 33 victims of sexual abuse by priests. He was removed from ministry in 2002.

Henson’s assignments include:

  • St. Dominic’s Church, San Francisco, California
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, Reno, Nevada
  • Military Reserve Chaplain, Benicia, California
  • St. Raymond of Penyafort Priory, Menlo Park, California
  • Television Department; St. Raymond of Penyafort Priory, Menlo Park, California
  • St. Raymond of Penyafort House; Military Reserve Chaplain, Menlo Park, California
  • St. Raymond of Penyafort House, Menlo Park, California
  • St. Vincent Ferrer House (Dominicans); Military Reserve Chaplain, Sun City, California
  • St. Anthony Claret, Anaheim, California
  • St. Angela Merici, Anaheim, California
  • St. John the Baptist Church, Costa Mesa, California

Herdegen, Anthony

Rev. Anthony Herdegen admitted to repeatedly abusing two brothers over a period of 13 years from 1959 to 1972. The brothers, however, walked away with no monetary compensation from an April 2009 civil trial due to a lack of evidence that the Diocese of Fresno in California did know about the abuse at the time it occurred. The brothers did accomplish their goal of bringing their sexual abuse to light though. To this day, the Fresno Diocese still has not published a list of priests accused of sexual abuse.

Herdegen’s assignments include:

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bakersfield, California
  • Sacred Heart, Fresno, California
  • St. Patrick, Watsonville, California
  • St. Patrick, Kerman, California
  • Holy Angels, (Atascadero) Santa Margarita, California
  • St. John’s, Wasco, California
  • Holy Rosary, Hilmar, California
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Corcoran, California
  • St. Anne, Porterville, California
  • St. Mary, Taft, California
  • St. Jude, Kern River Valley, California


Ingels, Gregory

Rev. Gregory Ingels ironically was a canon lawyer and an expert witness for the church against legal claims brought by survivors of sexual abuse by clergy. In 2003 he was caught on a police tape admitting to sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 1972. Amazingly the San Francisco archbishop (William Joseph Levada) not only allowed Ingels to remain in the ministry, he helped advance his career. Ingels was charged in 2003 for the sexual abuse, but the cases had to be dropped because the Supreme Court ruled the statute of limitation had run. In 2005, he was named as one of the priests responsible when the Archdiocese of San Francisco agreed to pay $21.2 million to 15 victims of priest molestation. Ingels was removed from ministry in 2002.

Ingels’ assignments include:

  • Marin Catholic High School, Kentfield, California
  • St. Raymond’s, Menlo Park, California
  • St. Hillary’s, Tiburon-Belvedere, California
  • Marin Catholic High School, Kentfield, California
  • St. Isabella, San Rafael, California
  • St. Charles, San Carlos, California
  • Special Assignment/Studies in Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Cathedral of St. Mary, San Francisco, California
  • Associate Judicial Vicar, San Francisco, California
  • Judicial Vicar, San Francisco, California
  • Interdiocesan Appellate Tribunal, San Francisco, California
  • St. Thomas More Society, San Francisco, California
  • Canonical Consultant to the Archbishop, San Francisco, California
  • St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco, California
  • Adjudant Judicial Vicar, San Francisco, California
  • Chancellor Pro Tempore, San Francisco, California
  • Director of Formation/Permanent Diaconate, Menlo Park, California
  • St. Bartholomew’s, San Mateo, California
  • Defenders of the Bond, San Francisco, California


Jacobson, James E.

Rev. James Jacobson was accused of sexually assaulting two native Alaskan women. One assault occurred in 1965 and the other in 1975. Both women gave birth to sons and DNA tests done in 2005 proved Jacobson was the biological father. Jacobson was also accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in 1967. The victim said she told two Jesuits at the time about the rape, but neither did anything about it. In 2007, Jacobson confessed to fathering four children as well as being involved sexually with seven Alaskan village women. Also, in 2007 Jacobson was named as the abuser in a $1.96 million settlement between the Society of Jesus in Oregon and Alaska and four victims. He is listed in the bankruptcy documents for the Fairbanks’ Diocese as having two or more pending claims of sexual abuse against him.

Jacobson’s assignments include:

  • Alma College, Los Gatos, California
  • Manresa Hall, Port Townsend, Washington
  • St. Joseph’s, Chefornak, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Nelson Island, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Tununak, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Nightmute, Alaska
  • St. Catherine Mission, Chefornak, Alaska
  • St. Catherine Mission, Nightmute, Alaska
  • St. Michael, St. Michael’s, Alaska
  • St. Michael, Stebbins, Alaska
  • St. Michael, Unalakleet, Alaska
  • Holy Family, Glennallen, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Hooper Bay, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Scammon Bay, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Cape Romanzof, Alaska
  • Sabbatical, Berkeley, California
  • Sabbatical, Oakland, California
  • Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon
  • Regis Community, Spokane, Washington

Jakes, Ignatius

Bro. Ignatius Jakes was an Inupiat Eskimo. He worked as a manual laborer for the Jesuits in various posts in Spokane Washington and Alaska. A 2006 lawsuit accused him of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1980s who were thought to be between 5 and 7 years old when the abuse occurred. Those claims were settled as part of a $50 million settlement between the Jesuits and 110 victims in 2007. Jakes is listed in the bankruptcy documents for the Fairbanks’ diocese as having two or more pending claims of sexual abuse against him. Jakes died in 1999.

Jakes’ assignments include:

  • Jesuit Novitiate, Sheridan, Oregon
  • Manresa Hall, Port Townsend, Washington
  • Mount St. Michael’s, Spokane, Washington
  • Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Jesuit Novitiate, Sheridan, Oregon
  • Jesuit High School, Portland, Oregon
  • St. Mary’s Mission, St. Mary’s, Alaska
  • Jesuit Community, Fairbanks, Alaska

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Janssen, James M.

Rev. James Janssen was accused of sexual assaulting and abusing at least 36 children over a span of 30 years. Janssen has also been accused of “pimping” his victims to other pedophile priests in different parishes around Iowa. The ages of Janssen’s victim run from as young as 5 to as old as 18, including one he continued to abuse into the victim’s 20s. Janssen was named as an abuser in a 2004 settlement between the Diocese of Davenport and 37 victims for $9 million. In 2005, Janssen was ordered to pay $1.89 million to his nephew after a jury found him guilty of sexual abusing the boy. Janssen did admit to abusing his nephew but then recanted while he was testifying on the witness stand. Janssen was laicized in 2004 and died in 2015.

Janssen’s assignments include:

  • St. Bridget’s, Victor, Iowa
  • St. Paul’s, Burlington, Iowa
  • St. Irenaeus, Clinton, Iowa
  • St. Joseph’s, East Pleasant Plain, Iowa
  • St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Richland, Iowa
  • Immaculate Conception, Polishville, Iowa
  • Sacred Heart, Newton, Iowa
  • Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • St. Isaac Jogues, Hindsdale, IL
  • St. Michael’s, Holbrook, Iowa
  • Abbey of Our Lady of New Melleray, Dubuque, Iowa
  • St. Patrick’s, Delmar, Iowa
  • St. Mary’s, Davenport, Iowa
  • St. Joseph’s, Fort Madison, Iowa
  • St. Joseph’s, Sugar Creek, Iowa
  • St. Mary’s, Bryant, Iowa
  • St. Anthony’s, Davenport, Iowa
  • Sts. Philip and James, Grand Mound, Iowa
  • St. Vincent Center, Davenport, Iowa
  • Our Lady of Victory, Davenport, Iowa
  • Genesis Medical Center, Multiple Addictions Recovery Center, Davenport, Iowa
  • Scott County Family Y and Davenport Outing Club, Davenport, Iowa


Keegan, Austin Peter

Rev. Austin Peter may have abused at least 80 children in California during his time in the ministry. After the San Francisco Diocese removed him from his duties, he went to Mexico to work as a priest in an orphanage. He was arrested in Mexico in 2003 for the abuse of three Sonoma county children. Statute of limitation problems led to those charges being eventually dropped. However, the Assistant District Attorney of San Francisco at the time called Keegan a “monster” because of the number of children he was alleged to have abused and because he used force to commit those acts. Keegan was named along with three other priests as the abusers in a $2.5 million settlement between the Archdiocese of San Francisco and Santa Rosa in California and 15 male survivors.

Keegan’s assignments include:

  • St. Cecilia’s, San Francisco, California
  • Epiphany, San Francisco, California
  • St. Vincent De Paul, San Francisco, California
  • St. Ignatius Preparatory High School, San Francisco, California
  • Mary’s Help Hospital, Daly City, California
  • Duty Outside the Diocese, Santa Rosa, California
  • Cathedral of St. Eugene’s, Santa Rosa, California

Kimball, Don

Rev. Don Kimball was named as the abuser in settlements between the Diocese of Santa Rosa and his victims of sexual abuse. In March of 2000, four victims of sexual abuse received a $1.6 million settlement. $500,000 of the settlement would be put towards programs helping victims of abuse while the remainder would be split amongst the survivors of Kimball’s abuse. In a 2005 settlement, Kimball was one of three priests named as a perpetrator in the sexual abuse of eight victims. These victims of priest molestation would receive $7.3 million in total. In 2002 Kimball was convicted of two counts of lewd conduct with a child under age 14 and sentenced to seven years in prison. However, that sentence was voided by a 2003 Supreme Court ruling that the state could not prosecute decades-old child molestation cases.

Kimball’s assignments include:

  • St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Santa Rosa, California
  • Sacred Heart Church, Eureka, California
  • St. Bernard Church, Eureka, California
  • Resurrection Church, Santa Rosa, California
  • St. John the Baptist Church, Healdsburg, California

Krumm, Gustave “Gus”

Gustave “Gus” Krumm was accused of sexually abusing a boy while Krumm was in the seminary. Despite the accusation, Krumm was allowed to be ordained and went on to allegedly abuse at least nine boys. After a news report named him as an abuser in a settlement, Krumm admitted to “past indiscretions” in the 1970s and 1980s. Despite a 1995 settlement with one of his victims, Krumm was allowed to remain in the ministry. Apparently, the Portland, Oregon parish he once worked at knew about the abuse allegations against Krumm and still hired him. Once the allegations against him became public, Krumm was “quietly” moved to a parish in Sacramento. Krumm is listed as an abuser in a March 2006 settlement of sexual abuse claims for $28 million in California. He was laicized in 2006.

Krumm’s assignments include:

  • St. Anthony’s Seminary High School, Santa Barbara, California
  • St. James the Apostle, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • St. John’s, Overton, Nevada
  • St. Anthony’s Seminary High School, Santa Barbara, California
  • Bishop Diego Garcia High School, Santa Barbara, California
  • SS. Simon and Jude, Huntington Beach, California
  • Ascension, Portland, Oregon
  • St. Francis of Assisi, Sacramento, California


Laudwein, James R.

Rev. James Laudwein was accused of molesting a 14-year-old Eskimo girl in 1980. The victim said the abuse occurred while she was in confession. Laudwein denied that allegation but it led to him being placed on restrictive leave in 2005. The Jesuits also acknowledged that Laudwein fathered a child in an unrelated case. As part of a bankruptcy settlement for the Diocese of Fairbanks, $9.8 million in total was paid to almost 300 victims. Laudwein was listed as having been accused of sexual abuse by one victim. He was removed from ministry in 2005.

Laudwein’s assignments include:

  • St. Stanislaus Novitiate, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Loyola Hall, Monroe High School, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Loyola Hall, Monroe High School, Bettles, Alaska
  • Loyola Hall, Monroe High School, Hughes, Alaska
  • Loyola Hall, Monroe High School, Huslia, Alaska
  • Loyola Hall, Monroe High School, Manley Hot Springs, Alaska
  • Loyola Hall, Monroe High School, Rampart, Alaska
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Hooper Bay, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Cape Romanzof, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s Mission, St. Mary, Alaska
  • Jesuit Theological Union, Berkeley, California
  • Alaska Jesuit House/Residences, Anchorage, Alaska
  • University of Alaska-Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Jesuit Provincial Office, Portland, Oregon
  • Colombiere Community, Portland, Oregon
  • Jesuit Novitiate of St. Francis Xavier, Portland, Oregon
  • Colombiere Community, Portland, Oregon

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Lenihan, John

Rev. John Lenihan admitted to church officials in 1991 that he sexually abused a girl in the 1970s. After settling the lawsuit for $25,000, the church allowed him to continue working. He was not removed from ministry until 2001 after he admitted to a columnist that he had several sexual relationships in the past. Criminal charges against him were dropped after the Supreme Court ruled past claims against him were passed the statute of limitations. The Diocese of Orange agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to girl who claimed Lenihan sexually abused her numerous times while she was at St. Norbert’s Church. In 2002, the Dioceses of Orange and Los Angeles settled a claim that Lenihan sexually molested, impregnated, and paid for an abortion for a teenage girl for $1.2 million. Lenihan was laicized in 2002.

Lenihan’s assignments include:

  • St. Angela Merici, Brea, California
  • St. Norbert, Orange, California
  • St. Boniface, Anaheim, California
  • St. Edward’s, Dana Point, California


McDonald, Angus

Rev. Angus McDonald was the first priest to be ordained by the Diocese of Fairbanks. He also worked in California and Oregon. Bankruptcy documents for the Fairbanks Diocese in Alaska show there are two or more pending claims of sexual abuse against McDonald.

McDonald’s assignments include:

  • Loyola High School, Los Angeles, California
  • St. Ignatius High School, San Francisco, California
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • St. Thomas Major Seminary, Seattle, Washington
  • Central Catholic High School, Portland, Oregon

McMeel, Bernard

Rev. Bernard “Barney” McMeel was accused in a lawsuit of abusing a child from 1967-70 beginning when the child was age 4. McMeel was transferred out of his post in and assigned to a mission on a Native American reservation. He is listed in the bankruptcy documents for the Fairbanks Diocese in Alaska as having a pending claim against him.

McMeel’s assignments include:

  • Alma College, Los Gatos, California
  • Immaculate Conception Church
  • Monroe High School, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Nenana, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception Church, North Pole, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Highway Park, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Suntrana, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception Church, College, Alaska
  • Manressa Hall, Port Townsend, Alaska
  • St. Patrick’s, Barrow, Alaska
  • St. Patrick’s, Barter Island, Alaska
  • St. Patrick’s, Umiat, Alaska
  • St. Patrick’s, DEW Line, Alaska
  • Sacred Heart, Chevak, Alaska
  • Sacred Heart, Newktok, Alaska
  • Holy Cross, Holy Cross, Alaska
  • Holy Cross, Bettles, Alaska
  • Holy Cross, Manley Hot Springs, Alaska
  • Holy Cross, Rampart, Alaska
  • Holy Cross, Ruby, Alaska
  • Holy Cross, Tanana, Alaska
  • Holy Cross, Anvik, Alaska
  • Holy Cross, Flat, Alaska
  • Holy Cross, Grayling, Alaska
  • Holy Cross, Holikachuck, Alaska
  • Holy Cross, Pimute, Alaska
  • Holy Cross, Shagluk, Alaska
  • Holy Cross, Marshall, Alaska
  • Holy Cross, Russian Mission, Alaska
  • Council of Vigilance, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, College, Alaska
  • Superior Regular, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Diocesan Building Commission, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Pontifical Society for Propogation of the Faith, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • St. John Berchman, Galena, Alaska
  • St. John Berchman, Ruby, Alaska
  • St. John Berchman, Manley Hot Springs, Alaska
  • St. John Berchman, Huslia, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Hooper Bay, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Scammon Bay, Alaska
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Cape Romanzog, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Tununak, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Toksook Bay, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Nightmute, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Umkumute, Alaska
  • St. Paul’s Indian Mission Church, Hays, Montana
  • Institute for Clergy Education, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana
  • St. Rose of Lima, Wrangell, Alaska
  • St. Paul’s Indian Mission Church, Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, Montana
  • St. Thomas, Lodge Pole, Montana
  • St. Joseph’s, Zortman, Montana
  • Sacred Heart, Ft. Belknap Agency, Montana

McShane, James J.

Rev. James McShane was accused of abusing numerous boys when he was the Diocesan Youth Director and Chaplain at Camp Holy Cross from 1976-1982. In one instance, camp counselors found 80 slides of naked boys in McShane’s cabin. When the camp director and two others told the bishop at the time, his response was to say the counselors should not have been in McShane’s room. In June 2004, one of McShane’s victims settled with the Diocese of Burlington for $120,000. The victim was abused by McShane while in parochial school in 1970. McShane resigned from the ministry in 2003.

McShane’s assignments include:

  • St. Mary, St. Albans, Vermont
  • St. Peter, Vergennes, Vermont
  • St. John Vianney, South Burlington, Vermont
  • Camp Holy Cross, Burlington, Vermont
  • St. Jude, Hinesburg, Vermont
  • St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont
  • Sisters of Mercy Convent, Burlington, Vermont
  • St. Patrick, Fairfield, Vermont
  • St. Alphonsus, Pittsford, Vermont
  • St. Charles, Bellows Falls, Vermont
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rutland, Vermont

Mennis, James

Rev. James Mennis was accused of sexual abuse of a female under the age of 18. The nature of the accusation involved sexual touching and fondling, as well as sexual intercourse. The alleged abuse occurred sometime between 1967-69 and was reported in 1969. After the incident was reported, Mennis became a chaplain in the U.S. Navy and remained in that position for 30 years, supposedly without incident. Mennis was named in a 2005 $35 million settlement as one of the priests responsible for the abuse of 33 victims. Mennis died in 2009.

Mennis’ assignments include:

  • St. Basil, Vallejo, California
  • Holy Spirit, Sacramento, California
  • Assistant Director CYO, Sacramento, California

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Murphy, Cornelius K.

Rev. Cornelius Murphy has one pending claim against him according to the bankruptcy reorganization documents for the Fairbanks Diocese in Alaska. The Jesuits West Province list shows claims of abuse from 1964-67 that were reported in 2009.

Murphy’s assignments include:

  • Alma College, Alma, California
  • Our Lady of Martyrs, Auriesville, NY
  • St. Joseph’s, Nome, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, White Mountain, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Mary’s Igloo, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, King Island, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Teller, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Diomede Island, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Lost River, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Nenana, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Highway Park, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Suntrana, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, College, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Clear, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Harding Lake, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Bethel, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Aniak, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Goodness Bay, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Kalskag, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, McGrath, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Medfra, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Nyac, Alaska
  • Immaculate Conception, Platinum, Alaska
  • Family Life Office, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Tribunal, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Bishop’s Council, Fairbanks, Alaska

Murphy, Francis (Frank)

Rev. Francis (Frank) Murphy was transferred from Boston Massachusetts to Anchorage Alaska in 1964. Reports of past sexual abuse of boys began to surface in the 1980s. Murphy abruptly left Anchorage in 1985 when the bishop there at the time learned the police were investigating him for sexual misconduct. Murphy’s sexual abuse of boys took place over a 21-year span. In 2006 five of Murphy’s victims settled with the Dioceses of Anchorage and Boston for $1.4 million in total. Murphy died in 2012.

Murphy’s assignments include:

  • Holy Family Cathedral, Anchorage, Alaska
  • St. Mary, Kodiak, Alaska
  • St. Michael, Palmer, Alaska
  • Holy Family Cathedral, Anchorage, Alaska
  • St. Patrick, Anchorage, Alaska
  • St. Benedict, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Bon Secours Hospital, Methuen, Massachusetts
  • Diocese of Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska


Nawn, Francis X.

Rev. Francis Nawn was named in bankruptcy documents as a priest accused by multiple victims as part of a $9.8 million settlement with the Diocese of Fairbanks in Alaska. At least nine survivors (8 boys and 1 girl) claimed they were abused by Nawn. Claims of abuse span three decades, the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Nawn died in 1992.

Nawn’s assignments include:

  • St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s, Kansas
  • St. Joseph Hall, Decatur, Illinois
  • Regis High School, Denver, Colorado
  • Campion High School, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
  • Marquette High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Pimute, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Flat, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Shageluk, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Railroad City, Alaska
  • Holy Cross Mission, Holikachuk, Alaska
  • Sacred Heart, Chevak, Alaska
  • Sacred Heart, Newktok, Alaska
  • Sacred Heart, Scammon Bay, Alaska
  • St. Ignatius, Alakanuk, Alaska
  • St. Peter’s, Sheldon Point, Alaska
  • Fordham University, New York, New York
  • St. Ignatius, Alakanuk, Alaska
  • St. Ignatius, Sheldon Point, Alaska
  • St. Ignatius, St. Mary, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, St. Michael, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, Stebbins, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s, St. Bernard, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s Mission Center, St. Mary, Alaska
  • Bellarmine High School Community, Tacoma, Washington
  • Loyola Hall Infirmary at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington


Ochoa-Perez, Francisco

Rev. Francisco Ochoa-Perez, also known as Xavier (Javier) Ochoa, admitted to sexual misconduct with boys to a bishop in 2006. Other accusers came forward at that time as well, but Ochoa-Perez fled to Mexico before the bishop reported the abuse to the police. A federal arrest warrant charging 10 counts of forced sodomy and forced oral copulation was issued for Ochoa-Perez, but he never returned to the United States to face charges. In 2007, the Santa Rosa Diocese agreed to pay $5 million to 10 survivors of Ochoa-Perez’ abuse. Ochoa-Perez died in Mexico in 2009.

Ochoa-Perez’ assignments include:

  • St. Francis Solano, Sonoma, California
  • St. John the Baptist, Napa, California
  • St. Luke Chapel, State Hospital, Imola, California
  • St. Rose of Lima, Santa Rosa, California
  • Resurrection, Santa Rosa, California
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe, Windsor, California
  • St. Francis Solano, Sonoma, California


Paquette, Edward O.

Rev. Edward Paquette has been called a “serial abuser of boys” and was named in several lawsuits brought by survivors of priest molestation. There have been several allegations against Paquette in Massachusetts, Indiana, and Vermont, including one incident of abusing a hospitalized teenage male quadriplegic. While a 2008 trial ended in a mistrial because of a hung jury, several other trials led to jury verdicts against Paquette. In May 2008 a jury awarded a former altar boy more than $8 million, while a 2009 trial resulted in a $2.2 million award for another altar boy. A third altar boy was awarded almost $3.6 million in damages in December 2008. There are still several suits pending which name Paquette as the abuser.

Paquette’s assignments include:

  • St. Mary’s, Mansfield, Massachusetts
  • St. Kilian’s, New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Absent on sick leave, Westfield, Massachusetts
  • St. Vincent’s, Elkhart, Indiana
  • St. Mary’s, Decatur, Indiana
  • Our Lady of Hungary, South Bend, Indiana
  • St. Stanislaus, Michigan City, Indiana
  • Christ the King, Rutland, Vermont
  • House of Affirmation, Whitinsville, Massachusetts
  • Christ the King, Burlington, Vermont

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Poole, James E.

Rev. James Poole was accused of abusing girls over the decades he worked in Alaska. Some accusations allege the abuse began as early as 1948, while the Jesuits potentially knew about his issues back in 1960. Poole also admitted to sexually abusing a girl in 2005 as part of a $1 million settlement between the Fairbanks Diocese, the Oregon Province and the victim. The survivor said the abuse started when she was 10-years-old and continued until she was 19. Poole also allegedly abused girls in Oregon and Washington. He still has multiple lawsuits pending and is listed in Fairbanks Diocese bankruptcy documents as having claims of sexual abuse against him. Poole died in 2018.

Poole’s assignments include:

  • Alma College, Los Gatos, California
  • Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
  • Manresa Hall, Port Townsend, Washington
  • St. Lawrence, Mountain Village, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence, Pilot Station, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence, Chukartulik, Alaska
  • St. Lawrence, Marshall, Alaska
  • St. Mary’s Mission, St. Mary’s, Alaska
  • Jesuit High School, Portland, Oregon
  • St. Patrick’s, Barrow, Alaska
  • St. Joseph’s, Nome, Alaska
  • Peter the Apostle Retreat House, Cowiche, Washington
  • King Island Village, Nome, Alaska
  • Little Diomede Island, Nome, Alaska
  • Teller, Nome, Alaska
  • Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, California
  • St. Joseph’s, Nome, Alaska
  • Little Diomede Island, Nome, Alaska
  • Teller, Nome, Alaska
  • Unalakleet, Nome, Alaska
  • Bellarmine High School, Tacoma, Washington
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Care Center, Tacoma, Washington
  • Bellarmine High School, Tacoma, Washington
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Care Center, Tacoma, Washington
  • Retired/Regis Community, Spokane, Washington


Ramos, Eleuterio V.

Rev. Eleuterio Ramos admitted to abusing at least 25 boys. Even though he was placed in and out of treatment for sexually abusing children, he was sent to a parish in Tijuana, Mexico and put in charge of a children’s ministry. One of his victims committed suicide. In a 2005 settlement, totalling $100 million, between the Diocese of Orange and 87 victims, Ramos was named 11 different times as an abuser. He died in 2004.

Ramos’ assignments include:

  • St. Thomas Apostle, Los Angeles, California
  • St. Mariana de Paredes, Pico Rivera, California
  • Resurrection, Los Angeles, California
  • St. Joseph’s, Placentia, California
  • St. Therese’s, Atwood, California
  • Diocesan Tribunal, Garden Grove, California
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary, Santa Ana, California
  • St. Luke Institute at Marsalin, Holliston, MA
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary, Santa Ana, California
  • St. Angela Merici, Brea, California
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Habra, California
  • St. Anthony Claret, Anaheim, California
  • Old Mission Retreat, San Luis Rey, California
  • St. Andrew’s Priory Retreat House, Valyermo, California
  • La Divina Providencia, Tijuana, Mexico
  • Nuestra Señora de Loreto, Tijuana, Mexico
  • Polish Center, Yorba Linda, California

Reynolds, Bradley R.

Rev. Bradley Reynolds has two or more claims of abuse against him in the bankruptcy documents for the Fairbanks Diocese in Alaska. Two men who accused Reynolds of sexual abuse claimed it occurred in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Claims against him continue to be investigated.

Reynolds assignments include:

  • Novitiate of St. Francis Xavier, Portland, Oregon
  • Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
  • Jesuit Development & Communications Office, Portland, Oregon
  • St. Louis’, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Jesuit Provincial Office, Portland, Oregon
  • Colombiere Jesuit Community, Portland, Oregon
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

Rodriguez, Carlos Rene

Rev. Carlos Rene Rodriguez pleaded guilty in 2004 to molesting two brothers and was sentenced to eight years in prison. After serving four years of that sentence he was released on parole. In 2016, Rodriguez was discovered working as a priest at a church under the name Carlos Ramirez. When Rodriguez admitted to a church official back in 1987 that he had abused a boy, church officials urged the parents not to file a police report. After the church learned that the boy’s parents did file a police report, Rodriguez was sent to a treatment facility for abusive priests in Maryland before he could be interrogated. In December 2006, Rodriguez was listed as one of the priests responsible in a $60 million dollar settlement with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California brought by 45 survivors of priest molestation.

Rodriguez’ assignments include:

  • St. Vincent de Paul, Los Angeles, California
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, Riverside, California
  • St. Luke Institute, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • St. Mary’s Seminary Evangelization Center and Retreat, Santa Barbara, California

Rourke, Charles

Rev. Charles Rourke died by suicide in 1993 while under investigation for allegedly sexually abusing children in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He took multiple leaves of absence from different Dioceses during his career when allegations of sexual abuse arose against him. Rourke is named in a settlement in 2006 as part of the Tucson Diocese bankruptcy. He is also on the Santa Fe, New Mexico and San Bernardino, California Diocese list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse.

Rourke’s assignments include:

  • St. Augustine Cathedral, Tucson, Arizona
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Douglas, Arizona
  • Queen of Peace Parish, Mesa, Arizona
  • St. Joseph Parish, Tucson, Arizona
  • All Saints Parish, Tucson, Arizona
  • Newman Center, Tucson, Arizona
  • St. Monica Parish, Tucson, Arizona
  • Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Nogales, Arizona
  • Diocese of San Bernardino, California
  • St. Andrew Parish, Sierra Vista, Arizona

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Saalfeld, Charles A.

Rev. Charles Saalfeld taught in schools in Tacoma and Yakima, Washington as well as Fairbanks, Alaska. The Fairbanks Diocese bankruptcy documents state that there was one claim of sexual abuse against Saalfeld.

Saalfeld assignments include:

  • Alma College, Alma, California
  • Bellarmine Preparatory High School, Tacoma, Washington
  • Manresa Hall, Port Townsend, Washington
  • Marquette High School, Yakima, Washington
  • St. Joseph’s, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Monroe Catholic High School, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • St. Aloysius, Tanana, Alaska
  • St. Aloysius, Ruby, Alaska
  • St. Aloysius, Galena, Alaska
  • St. Aloysius, Bettles, Alaska
  • St. Aloysius, Hughes, Alaska
  • St. Aloysius, Huslia, Alaska
  • St. Aloysius, Koyukuk, Alaska
  • St. Aloysius, Manley Hot Springs, Alaska
  • St. Aloysius, Rampart, Alaska
  • Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, California
  • Our Lady of the Snows, Nulato, Alaska
  • Our Lady of the Snows, Kaltag, Alaska
  • Our Lady of the Snows, Koyukuk, Alaska

Savino, Dominic

Rev. Dominic Savino was accused of sexually abusing high school boys in Louisville, Kentucky and Encino California during the late 1960s into and through the 1970s. In 2002 allegations of abuse that occurred in 1979 led to his removal as president of Crespi Carmelite High School. Some of Savino’s victims were included in a $10 million settlement with the Los Angeles Archdiocese in California.

Savino’s assignments include:

  • St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, North Hollywood, California
  • Crespi Carmelite High School, Encino, California
  • Carmel West Community, Encino, California

Schmitt, Allen M.

Rev. Allen Schmitt was placed on leave in 2002 when, after being confronted by the archbishop, he admitted to abusing a boy in Cedar Rapids in 1978. In 2002, another report of abuse that took place in 1974 was received by the Diocese. Claims against Schmitt were settled by the Archdiocese of Dubuque in Iowa as part of an April 2008 settlement for $4.7 million and covered 18 victims of abuse by multiple priests.

Schmitt’s assignments include:

  • Sacred Heart, Waterloo, Iowa
  • St. Patrick, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • St. Mary, Marshalltown, Iowa
  • St. Boniface, Garwin, Iowa
  • Immaculate Conception, Haverhill, Iowa
  • Holy Trinity, Protivin, Iowa
  • Holy Cross, Schley, Iowa
  • Assumption, Little Turkey, Iowa
  • St. John Nepomucene, Ft. Atkinson, Iowa
  • St. Mary, Dorchester, Iowa
  • St. Mary, Hanover, Iowa
  • St. Patrick, Waukon, Iowa

Shafer, Drake R.

Rev. Drake Shafer was one of eleven priests named in a $9 million settlement with the Diocese of Davenport and 37 survivors of priest molestation. Shafer admitted to the abuse in an email to the victim in 2002. However, a Vatican court reviewed the claim and found Shafer innocent. To this day, the Diocese of Davenport does not include Shafer on its list of credible allegations against priests.

Shafer’s assignments include:

  • St. Mary’s, Fort Madison, Iowa
  • American College, Louvain, Belgium
  • Sacred Heart, Clinton, Iowa
  • St. Ambrose College and University, Davenport, Iowa

Smith, Edward J.

Rev. Edward Smith was ordered to pay $41 million in damages to his victim by a jury who found him guilty of sexually abusing a teenage boy more than 230 times over a three-year period. While it is unlikely the survivor would see even a fraction of that money, he reported that he was happy to see justice being served on his predator. While Smith was acting as dean of students at a school, he allegedly berated and threatened a student who came to him to report abuse at the hands of another priest. In 2008, the Diocese of Wilmington settled with one of Smith’s victims for $450,000. Smith has been removed from having any sort of contact with children.

Smith’s assignments include:

  • St. John Neumann High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Archmere Academy, Wilmington, Delaware

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Swearingen, Eric

Rev. Eric Swearingen was accused of sexually abusing an altar boy from 1989-1993. An internal investigation done by the diocese determined the allegation was not credible. The District Attorney’s office also refused to pursue criminal charges due to a lack of evidence and witnesses. A civil trial resulted in a mistrial because the jury could not come to a decision. However, rather than try the case again, the parties reached an undisclosed settlement.

Swearingen’s assignments include:

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bakersfield, California
  • Holy Spirit, Bakersfield, California
  • St. Jude’s, Bakersfield, California
  • Our Lady of Victory, Fresno, California
  • St. Alphonsus, Fresno, California
  • St. John Vianney House, Fresno, California
  • St. Helen’s, Fresno, California
  • St. Peter’s, Lemoore, California
  • St. Joseph’s, Stratford, California
  • St. Rosa, Tache Indian Reservation, California
  • Holy Spirit, Fresno, California
  • St. Agnes, Pinedale, California
  • Infant Jesus of Prague, Tollhouse, California
  • San Juaquin Memorial High School, Fresno, California


Timmons, Gary

Rev. Gary Timmons pled guilty in 1996 to two counts of lewd conduct with teenage boys and was sentenced to 8 years in prison. Later that year he received another 8-year sentence for the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old boy at St. Bernard’s Church in Eureka California. However, despite the length of these sentences, Timmons was released in 2000 after serving only four years. Previous to his time in prison in 1996, Timmons was named as one of three priests suspected of sexual abuse in a $2.5 million payment by the Archdiocese of San Francisco and Santa Rosa to 15 survivors. Timmons was laicized in 2001.

Timmons’ assignments include:

  • Diocese of Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, California
  • Camp St. Michael, Legget, California
  • St. Eugene’s, Santa Rosa, California
  • St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Rohnert Park, California
  • St. Bernard’s Church, Eureka, California
  • Institute for Spiritual Leadership, Chicago, Illinois


Velez, John J.

Rev. John Velez admitted to sexually abusing an altar boy in 1991. He was escorted out of the United States and sent to his order in Mexico. There was also some suspicion of him sexually abusing children when he left a parish in El Paso, TX before arriving in California. In July 2009, the Diocese of Monterey agreed to pay $1.2 million to one of Velez’ victims.

Velez’ assignments include:

  • La Purisiman, El Paso, Texas
  • St. Mary of the Nativity, Salinas, California
  • Sacred Heart, Salinas, California
  • Christ the King/Cristo Rey, Salinas, California


White, Harold R.

Rev. Harold White likely abused at least 63 children and is noted in a Colorado attorney general’s report as possibly “the most prolific known clergy child sex abuser in Colorado history.” The Archdiocese allegedly knew about White’s abusive behavior and still allowed him to remain in ministry. White was finally removed in 1993 and was laicized in 2004. In January 2007, the Archdiocese of Denver settled 15 lawsuits for $1.58 million in total. White was named as the abuser in ten of the fifteen claims. In July 2008, the Archdiocese of Denver settled 18 claims of sexual abuse for $5.5 million total. White was one of the two priests named in the settlement. He died in 2006.

White’s assignments include:

  • St. Catherine’s, Denver, Colorado
  • St. Mary’s, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • St. Anthony’s, Sterling, Colorado
  • St. John the Evangelist, Loveland, Colorado
  • St. Patrick’s, Minturn, Colorado
  • St. Mary’s, Eagle, Colorado
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Red Cliff, Colorado
  • The Interfaith Chapel, Vail, Colorado
  • St. Mary’s, Aspen, Colorado
  • Church of the Good Shepherd, Denver, Colorado
  • SS. Peter and Paul, Wheat Ridge, Colorado
  • St. Anne’s, Grand Lake, Colorado
  • St. Anne’s, Walden, Colorado
  • Our Lady of the Snow, Granby, Colorado
  • St. Bernard, Fraser-Winter Park, Colorado
  • Holy Names, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • St. Patrick’s, Minturn, Colorado
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Red Cliff, Colorado
  • The Interfaith Chapel, Vail, Colorado
  • Avon Catholic Community, Beaver Creek, Colorado
  • St. Mary’s, Eagle, Colorado

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Willis, Alfred

Rev. Alfred Willis was accused multiple times of molesting boys in the parishes where he worked. He was placed on leave and sent for treatment in 1980. He was defrocked in 1985 and was last believed to be living in Virginia. While there are still several pending suits against him (some filed as recently as 2019), one case where Willis was accused of molesting a 13-year old boy settled for $170,000 in April of 2004. Another case settled in June 2007 and the Diocese of Burlington in Vermont was ordered to pay $112,000 to cover the victim’s legal costs.

Willis’ assignments include:

  • St. Anthony’s, Burlington, Vermont
  • St. Augustine’s, Montpelier, Vermont
  • St. Ann’s, Milton, Vermont

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Note that those included on this page have not necessarily been convicted of a crime, or even proven liable in a civil lawsuit. We have done our best to report those members of the Catholic church who have been accused of sexual abuse or assault, and properly indicate whether or not those allegations were confirmed as credible by the Church and its Dioceses. Additionally, where jury verdicts or public settlements disclosed the clergy member(s) accused, we’ve indicated that as well. You can search our accused priest list for more details. This is not an exhaustive list of all the clergy or lay persons associated with the Catholic church who have been accused of sexual abuse or misconduct. The United States justice system states that anyone charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, a person(s) named in a civil lawsuit is also presumed innocent until proven otherwise.
Any mentions of settlements listed or described on our website are offered for educational purposes only and do not guarantee any future outcome or settlement. Each legal situation is different, and past performance does not guarantee future results.
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